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post #1 of 19 Old 11-23-2011, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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What is needed for a fuel pressure gauge?

What all parts are needed to install a fuel pressure gauge and how much fuel pressure does a 6.0 run?

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First you need one of these Fuel Filter Cap, Billet Aluminum, Anodized
Then a sender and a gauge or an Edge CTS.

A 6.0 should never ever drop below 45 and never above 75. Below 45 and you will destroy injectors, above 75 and you will be replacing injector o-rings.

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You can also buy a fitting that will screw into the front port on the upper filter housing which is where the fuel pressure is checked.

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The best location is the fuel pressure test port.
http://www.dieselmanor.com/diy/DM-FPA60_installed.htm

You can either buy the adapter (M12x1.5 male X 1/8npt female) and make a hose with the 1/8npt ends, or you can stop by your local hydraulic shop and have them make you one (M12x1.5 male on one end a 1/8npt female on the other) 24" long. Or you can buy the hose/adapter from a vendor.

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I went to a hydraulic shop and had them make me a really nice piece of hose for it for the threads to the test for and for my sender. It it ended up costing close to 30-35 bux but the hose is rated up to like 1500 psi haha. But the 6.0 will have around 55 psi stock and with the updated spring it will be about 65 psi.

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Thanks guys, I am doing the upgraded FPR kit this weekend.

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I just got done putting mine in. I used the hose from strictly diesel and bought the gauge from Glowshift Elite 10 that came with the small sending unit vs the large. They had like 10% off plus free shipping. Works great.

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I might have my fuel pressure adapter from Strictly laying around from my Leaker days.

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I might have my fuel pressure adapter from Strictly laying around from my Leaker days.
And what are you driving around now since your "Leaker Days" are past you? lol

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So, you know what your pressure is supposed to be. Right now I measue at the fuel bowl, but in a couple of weeks I'm going to run a line between the rails at the back of the heads and put a T in to measure off of. That way I can see pressure after the injectors and make sure the rear ones don't get starved under WOT or hard towing up a hill.
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